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Pounamu Apartments

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110 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Pounamu Apartments
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. The staff were very friendly, the rooms were clean and comfortable. I was really impressed with how smart the layout of the apartment was and the attention to detail. Bathrooms very modern and practical, the cooking facilities were superb. Above all the views were commanding. Well done on a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our Apartment as beyond our expectation. On entry the huge windows overlooked the Lake and snow capped mountains. Spectacular.The Apartment was modern, clean with exceptionally comfortable beds in both rooms. Totally self contained. Our son was very content in his own studio room with his own bathroom, TV and small kitchenette. What made this holiday such a memorable experience was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended this place after I stayed there with a group of friends for two nights in April. The place is about a few minutes drive from the airport but in proximity to the town. My hudsband did his running to the town safe and easy. The room is spacious, modern and absolutely clean. It has a small kitchen when... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to stay but it is a long walk if you have small children. (or cranky ones) The accommodation is good as described by many reviews. The walk can be annoying when you need to get milk for breakfast. Also this is the "dark side" of the lake. If you want to stay on the sunny side, book on... More 

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Pounamumarketing, Manager at Pounamu Apartments, responded to this review

Dear nofsingerc Thank you for your review and feedback on your recent stay with us at Pounamu Apartments. The great thing about accommodation in Queenstown is that if you want to be right in town in the hub of the activity, you can. However for those that want the spectacular views, Pounamu certainly has some of the “best” views of... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in apartment 303A. Lovely modern and spotlessly clean apartment. Excellent kitchen equipment eg stove, oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher. Was lovely having the electric fire place (easy to use) and under floor heating. Fantastic views. 10 min walk into town which is great. We found walking down Frankton Road onto Coronation Drive towards Queenstown you miss the steep hill of... More 

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Pounamumarketing, Manager at Pounamu Apartments, responded to this review

Your words sum things up just perfectly Deb G, “modern and fantastic views …” Thank you for your lovely review. It’s always a pleasure to read about an enjoyable stays. Our focus is to ensure our guests leave Pounamu and Queenstown with treasured lifetime memories. We hope you have another opportunity to re-visit us in the future. Cheers, Ro Rowena... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here as a family. 2 bedroom apartments enjoy incredible views over the lake. Same 2 bedroom apartments can be converted into studios....with views or without views. Very well appointed with all modcons as well as superior toiletries, robes, slippers. Thank goodness for fluffy towels. Bed was awesome with great pillows. Will be back.

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Pounamumarketing, Manager at Pounamu Apartments, responded to this review

Dear whiteroses Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We appreciate your lovely comments. We are very proud of 5 Star Premier Apartments and the superior facilities on offer. We hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back at Pounamu Apartments sometime in the near future. Warm regtards Rowena Richards Assistant Manager More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! We arrived in darkness and soaked from the rain. We were greeted with a friendly warm welcome and shown to our apartment. We were very impressed with the modern fresh feel of the place and also the delicious chocolates and champagne left for us to enjoy. We relaxed in the outdoor spa in the rain and then woke in... More 

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Pounamumarketing, Manager at Pounamu Apartments, responded to this review

Hi jenny691 Yes you arrived in a storm and woke up to a Winter Wonderland for sure! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and celebrated here in Queenstown. Keep a look out on our website for Seasonal Special offers. Maybe we will see you in Summer next time. Once again thank you for your 5 Star... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Pounamu was the amazing accommodation to make the Queenstown trip perfect - 10 minutes easy walk down into town but the benefit of incredible views from the Remarkables out over Lake Wakatipu to Mitre Peak. Apartment has everything you'd want cute push button gas fire, full kitchen, laundry facilities, heated towel rails down to robes and amazing bedding. Book... More 

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Pounamumarketing, Manager at Pounamu Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review Helen M. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and Trip Advisor reviewers. It doesn’t matter what time of the year you come to Queenstown, there is always something to do. Snow capped mountains, beautiful walks along the lake at sunset, jet boating with Skippers Canyon, flying to Milford... More 

Buderim, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 4 nights at Pounamu apartments and could have stayed longer. They are beautifully appointed and have everything you could possibly need for an extended stay. Beautiful electric fire, heated towel racks, full kitchen and laundry facilities. We had a beautiful view across the lake and towards the mountain range. 10 minute easy walk into Queenstown centre. The receptions... More 

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Pounamumarketing, Manager at Pounamu Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Glenda H Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your recent stay with us at Pounamu Apartments - I will be sure to pass on your comments to our team. Being conveniently located only a 10 minute walk to the hive of activity in the Queenstown township, there is so much to do. Cardrona and Coronet Peak ski slopes... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stayed at Pounamu apartments in March. Excellent room, designated parking, great view, excellent service. If you walk to the opposite side of the road, then you can walk down a path all the way to the water (just need to find that walkway). If you dont like steep walks (like us), I would advise on renting a car if... More 

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Pounamumarketing, Manager at Pounamu Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review and feedback rkibria. The walk into town, along the lakeside is spectacular – certainly worth the 10 minute stroll down through the gardens, especially at sunset. Rental cars are an option, however we recommend that you take the “Pounamu Special” - Green Cab fare into town or return for a mere $10. We hope... More 

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